'What's happening to cricket in SA is catastrophic' - Kevin Pietersen expresses concerns over CSA

‘What’s happening to cricket in SA is catastrophic’ – Kevin Pietersen expresses concerns over CSA

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) suspended Cricket South Africa on September 10 for a month.

Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The South African Cricket board has always been surrounded by some or the other controversies now and then. Adding to the mess, here is another big blow to the nation. South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) suspended Cricket South Africa on September 10 for a month.

The decision has come in the wake of “negativity and governance issues” around the board. Amid this, former English skipper Kevin Pietersen has stated that the crisis in South African Cricket appears no less than a “horror show”.

SASCOC has already launched an investigation to examine the conduct of the board that has been accused of “maladministration and malpractice”. Graeme Smith, who is Board’s director and the former skipper, says that the actions of some top authorities have brought shame to the organization. Also, media “leaks” have added to the situation, and it’s getting worse.

“I think it’s been a cancer from within the organisation for a while, and it’s not getting any better,” Smith stated earlier as quoted by News24.

South African-born England former captain Kevin Pietersen has expressed concern over all the chaos surrounding Cricket South Africa and feels it might finish the sport in the nation. He has also expressed concern over the decision by SASCOC and took to his Twitter handle to put forth his opinions.

“Goodness me! What’s happening to cricket in SA is catastrophic. I feel so sorry for the many amazing people that work in that organisation and to all the players that are suffering at the hands of this disaster. Sport unites SA! This horror show is finishing cricket,” KP tweeted.

Here is the Tweet by Pieterson

CSA has always been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. In the last month, CSA’s former CEO Thabang Monroe was fired following the findings of a report that revealed “acts of serious misconduct”. Later, the acting CEO Jacques Faul and president Chris Nenzani also stepped down.

The Board has also gained stains for facing issues like racism from time to time. It was only recently when the Black Lives Matter movement caught fire in the nation’s cricketing community after a statement by pacer Lungi Ngidi.